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Louis DeSipio - UC Irvine. Irvine, CA, US

Louis DeSipio Louis DeSipio

Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and Political Science | UC Irvine

Irvine, CA, UNITED STATES

Louis DeSipio examines how democratic nations incorporate new members, including policymaking in the areas of immigration.

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Louis DeSipio: Latino Voters in the U.S. - UC Irvine Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in Political Science with Louis DeSipio Louis DeSipio: Immigration in Elections - UC Irvine Introduction to American Government with Louis DeSipio Introduction to American Government with Louis DeSipio

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Biography

Louis DeSipio examines how democratic nations incorporate new members, including policymaking in the areas of immigration and voting rights. He also studies Latino political behavior.

Areas of Expertise (5)

U.S. Electoral Politics

Immigration

Ethnic Politics

Latino Politics

Latino Studies

Education (3)

University of Texas at Austin: PhD 1993

University of Texas at Austin: MA, Latin American Studies 1984

Columbia University: BA, History 1981

Affiliations (1)

  • American Political Science Association

Media Appearances (9)

One year on from American election

Sky News Australia  tv

2021-11-05

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Orange County Democrats celebrate recall victory as Republicans look to the future

Spectrum News 1  online

2021-09-16

“The Republicans had an opportunity because of the pandemic and because of some of the personal failings of Gavin Newsom, and they failed to capitalize,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. “And I think they face a harder road in 2022 than they otherwise would.”

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‘Do not come’: Kamala Harris’ three words to Guatemalans stir debate and backlash

Los Angeles Times  online

2021-06-09

The rise of child migrants stretched the ability to safely detain and shelter them, especially since the Trump administration had dismantled much of that infrastructure. This led to reports of overcrowding and squalid conditions. That situation has left a “big blemish” on an otherwise successful first few months in office for the Biden administration, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at UC Irvine.

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Federal government considers two more California sites to house unaccompanied migrant children

Los Angeles Times  online

2021-04-05

Most military bases are too remote to be holding migrant children, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at UC Irvine. Convention centers are a better fit, he said. “They also need to ensure that the child migrants are safe and not further traumatized,” he said. “The image of the military might be hard for many of the Central American migrants.”

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Biden Unveils Plan for Path to Citizenship, History of Immigration Reform, LA County District Attorney Gascon Continues to Clash Over Reforms

KPCC  online

2021-02-22

Guests: Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at UC-Irvine.

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Former Acting ICE Director On Raids

NPR  online

2019-07-14

I spoke with Louis DeSipio. He's a poli-sci professor at UC Irvine who studies immigration. And he raised a point that I thought was interesting about the pressure on ICE agents by this announcement and the president's relationship with ICE. Let me play it here.

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Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

AP  online

2019-03-20

“People are more tolerant of immigration than the president and the far right would have us believe,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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The Republican proposal to change the U.S. asylum system, explained

PolitiFact  online

2019-01-23

If the proposal became law, it would have little deterrence effect and there would likely be a court challenge, increasing confusion over it, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California-Irvine who studies immigration.

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Migrant caravan no emergency for Gavin Newsom: He’d pull CA Guard from border

San Francisco Chronicle  online

2018-10-26

Those contrasting opinions are in line with how both candidates have run their campaigns, said Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano studies at UC Irvine.

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